Bookmark this page and stay tuned for a NEW swap challenge coming in 2021!
In 2020, I’ve committed to reducing my waste to have a more circular lifestyle and also to make some “big impact” sustainable changes (things like switching to a socially responsible bank).
As I was creating action steps for these goals, I kept thinking that this would be a perfect community challenge, too. And so… the Sustainable Swap Challenge was born!
What is the Sustainable Swap Challenge?
The concept is simple: there are 50 swaps ranging from basics (like reusable bottles and napkins) to big impact changes (like switching to socially responsible investment funds or saving your money in an ethical bank).
What is included in each email?
Information about the swap (tips, resources, where to buy the swap if you need it new if needed, my experiences with that swap, details about any financial or time savings I experienced, etc.) will be sent to you via email each week for 50 consecutive weeks.
Will the swaps be complicated and expensive?
- The swaps start simple to ensure everyone can join in no matter where anyone is on their journey. I’ll also provide tips/resources alongside the swaps so you can get something out of the content even if you’ve made that particular swap. I’ve made some of the swaps already but others I’ll be implementing right alongside you 🙂
- My goal is to make this challenge as accessible as possible. I will include a DIY / free / affordably-priced option for whatever swaps I can and will work on finding affordable options for every swap I can too. Also, some of the swaps will have an upfront cost but will save money in the long-run. (Like investing in a menstrual cup instead of buying a box of tampons every month or using reusable food storage instead of buying single-use plastic bags/wrap constantly!)
- If you find that you’re not able to do all of the swaps in the challenge due to accessibility/affordability etc… don’t sweat it! I’d still LOVE for you to join in on the challenge and do what you can. It’s not a contest and there is no leaderboard keeping scores or ranking anybody. I simply hope that this will be a fun way to build more sustainable habits together!